New to this forum. Just wanted to make contact and say hi. My father passed in August 03 having suffered from PD for 25+ years following diagnosis at 50. Drs thought he had probably had PD since his mid 40s.
PD is a vicious disease and it took my Dad long before the complications did. I'm so angry at what it did to him. He took part in a drugs trial that was a partial suicess - we probably had Dad for 10 years longer than we would have as the med slowed the progression of the illness. When he was still able to articulate he always said that even if the meds didn't help him, what was discovered may help others.
To all out there. sufferers and their families and friends I'd just like to say - get the best neuroloists you can, take part in trials of new meds if you can and enjoy every second of every day to the full.
I'm now member of PD society in UK, trying to raise awareness of the true nature of this disease.
Thanks for allowing me to post